Reg Top Tens Compaq's Wildfire
Stats'n'facts you never knew - or wanted to...
The first in an occasional series. This time round it's the...
...WildFire™* Math-tastic Top Ten, writes Terry Shannon
10 Number of GS-Series prototypes built before first revenue shipment: 124
9 Aggregate tpmC of GS-Series systems in Marlboro, MA lab: 50 million
8 Estimated speed of first GS-Series IBM EV68 CPU upgrade: 1044MHz
7 Number of CPUs in second-generation GS-Series cabinet: 64
6 Architectural CPU limit for EV8-based GS-Series system: 512
5) Near-term tpmC goal for GS-Series cluster: 1 million
4 Time it takes to build, test, and ship a GS-Series system: 30 days
3 Average GS-Series system price (not including storage): $475K USD
2 Largest single order of GS-Series systems to date: 375
1 Largest single order of second-generation GS-Series EV7 systems: 100 units
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